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news, weather, and traffic with the nbc10 app. thanks for watching. good morning. tipped off. nbc news has learned the american soldiers killed in that ambush attack in niger were likely set up. who did it and why? her story. the american woman held hostage by taliban-linked extremists, gives her first interview since her rescue. what she's revealing about the five-year ordeal. southern storms. severe weather, including possible tornadoes, cuts a trail of destruction across the carolinas. while out west, a record-setting heat wave is sparking new wildfire fears. al is tracking it all.
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and the woman accused of murdering kim jong-un's half-brother. george cleanny and matt damon speaking out about harvey weinstein. >> he's got to face justice. and that's what friends are for. one runner's heartwarming sacrifice to help his injured teammate cross the finish line. today, tuesday, october 24th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's a tuesday morning. we're glad to have you with us. >> it's a busy morning in washington. that's where we're going to start. >> the investigation into that deadly ambush on american soldiers in niger, is revealing more about what went wrong. and today, the president makes a rare trip to capitol hill to
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meet with senate republicans. we'll talk with those that will be there, bob corker, who is retiring and has been a harsh critic of the president recently. but first, peter alexander is at the white house for us. >> reporter: good morning to you. new details and new questions about the deaths of the four american service members in niger. nbc news has learned that u.s. officials believe the ambush was likely a setup. among the questions military investigators are trying to drill down on, did the mission change? was the intelligence they received flawed? and why was one of the fallen soldiers separated from the rest of his unit? this morning, the emerging theory on what happened in niger, according to three officials briefed on the matter. a sneak attack by terrorists. tipped off about a meeting between u.s. special forces and tribal leaders in a village sympathetic tocyti cisis. >> we owe the families as much information as we can find out
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about what happened. and we owe the american people an explanation of what their men and women were doing. >> reporter: joint chiefs chairman, joseph dunford, saying that soldiers, including green berets, waited an hour before calling in air support. >> my judgment would be that unit thought they could handle the situation without additional support. we'll find out in the investigation exactly why it took an hour for them to call. >> reporter: another hour passed before french military jets arrived. dunford said the operation began as a planned reconnaissance mission. among the unanswered questions this morning, whether that mission changed. top military officials are scheduled to be on the hill thursday to provide a classified briefing to lawmakers. >> come on. there's questions about why four men died. >> reporter: the widow of sergeant la david johnson, pregnant with her third child, says she has questions, too. >> i want to know why it took
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them 48 hours to find my husband. why couldn't i see my husband? every time i asked to see my husband, they wouldn't let me. >> reporter: adding that president trump's condolence call made her angry. the commander in chief challenged to remember her husband's name. the president challenging her account. saying it was very respectful. saying he spoke the name without hesitation. but mr. trump was quiet on the topic for the rest of the day, ignoring questions. the president putting another gold star controversy to rest, making good on his promise to send $25,000 to the family of dylan balldridge. he offered the money in july. but the check was dated october 18th, the same day "the
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washington post" reported the family had not received the money. the president writing, i believe my legal docounsel got this to you. back in washington, president trump will go to capitol hill to meet with senate republicans as his party tries to pass sweeping tax cuts, seeking their first legislative victory before this year is out. >> peter alexander, thank you. senator bob corker, republican from tennessee, chairs the senate foreign relations committee. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to be with you. let's look at the reporting out of niger, that the soldiers may have been set up, that the tribal leaders could have betrayed this em. that raises questions about what the mission was. did the mission change? was the intelligence faulty? i'm sure you're going to be part of that briefing on capitol hill on thursday. what's your most pressing
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question? >> well, look, these -- the military the reis really good a going through and getting the facts out. on thursday, even, they will not be xhecomplete. the bigger issue is what are we doing around the world? and we're going to have hearings from last night. we have troops around the world in a are fighting and wish us harm. and we're working on an old congressional authorization for use of force put in place? '01. i think just an examination of what we're doing around the world. and what our troops are doing on the ground. they have been hamstrung. this is going to begin a bigger debate that was under way. >> senator, let me ask you. as you well know, your colleague, senator graham on the republican side, senator schumer
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on the republican side, they did know we had that number of soldiers operating in niger. did you know? are you surprised? are you concerned that you didn't? >> i did know. i receive a congressional notification. i think it was in june. they likely did, too, and somehow didn't see that or notice it. i was aware. and i think at the time they notified us. we had 600 to 7 ushgs troops th that were there. these things expand. i was aware we had troops there. >> let's move on to another subject. the president is going to go to capitol hill and talk about tax reform. i believe you called this a photo op, which leads me to believe you don't think this is about governing. this is more about a show. can you explain that? >> typically when some thing is getting ready to be launched, there's a photo op. tax writing committees in the senate and the house will be
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laying out the $4 trillion in loophole closings that need to take place. hopefully the white house will step aside and let that occur in a normal process. recently, the white house in a couple cases, has been taking things off the table. i would just say, there's a lot of work to be done. the spinach part of this, the tough part of this, is upcoming. >> your message to the president, leave well enough alone? >> i would recommend that, based on recent history and interactions. i think that's the best way for us to have a success. i think it's fine for him to come over. i look at these things as more of a photo op. they're not really about substance. more power to him. >> senator, you know you've been in the news a bit for your criticism of the president. you announced you're not running for re-election. i read what you said pretty carefully. and among the comments is you're concerned that his comments, the
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president's comments, could put us in on the path to world war iii. let me put it bluntly, left to his own devices, do you think the president is a threat to national security? >> i think there are people around him that work in an effort to contain him. that would be secretary mattis and tillerson and general kelly there as chief of staff. >> that almost seems to accept the premise of the question if he needs to be contained? >> i think when you have the kind of issue we're dealing with in north korea, where we have a very unstable leader there, when you send out tweets into the region to raise tensions, when you kneecap, which is what he's done, publicly -- when you kneecap your secretary of state, whose diplomacy, you have to depend upon to bring china to the table, to do the things that need to be done, back channeling in some cases to north korea. when you kneecap that effort, you move our country into a
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binary choice that could lead us into a world war. yes. i want him to support diplomatic efforts, not to embarrass and malign efforts that are underway to try to get some kind of diplomatic solution here. and i think most people would agree with that. >> were you disappointed, senator? it seemed like when you made these comments recently, you were saying to your colleagues, come on, folks. i'll get out here. and let's speak truth to power. and then, there was this thud and a kind of eerie silence. are you disappointed that more of your colleagues didn't speak their minds following your comments? >> you know, not really. look, i came here as -- in a missional way. i'm serving two terms and leaving. i've always been an independent voice. i was raised -- i built a company in a rough-and-tumble business. it's just my nature to be direct and very independent. i think that's what people from tennessee sent me to do.
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and so, this has been building for some time, as i've watched the way the white house has operated. my concerns have continued to rise. and, look. i'm one senator who is expressing what i believe to be sincere, what i know to be sincere concern. other senators may have other issues they're dealing with. but this is the role that i believe i should play for the good of our country. and for the good of the world, really. >> senator bob corker, thank you. we appreciate your time this morning. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. a lot more to get to, including the hunt intensifying for a potential serial killer in florida. officials met with residents and vowed to catch whoever is behind three deadly shootings in a ten-day span. kerry sanders has the latest for us this morning. hi, kerry. good morning. >> good morning. officers have saturated this area with patrols like the one i'm in right now, with officer
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brett schler. there's a concern that there's a killer on the loose here. and this neighborhood is int terrified. >> we will hunt this down until we find him. >> reporter: it was standing room only at a community meeting monday night. in the audience, emotional relatives of the three murder victims. each gunned down in a one-mile area in ten days. benjamin mitchell was the first one killed. his aunt, angelique dupree. monica hoffa was second. her uncle, robert. >> we'll find you. >> reporter: anthony niaboa the third victim. his uncle. >> we feel that people want to see justice. >> reporter: because all of the killings happened at night, officials are encouraging residents to turn on their porch lights after dark and pay
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attention to their surroundings. >> we're not going to let evil win this race. >> reporter: detectives took down names of everyone attending the meeting, believing the killer might be brazen enough to show up. a former fbi profiler says the killer's m.o. suggests there's a good chance he's from the neighborhood. >> he's comfortable with this area. maybe he grew up here, works here, or currently lives here. >> reporter: tampa's police chief says at this point, everybody is a suspect. >> there is a very good likelihood that someone in this room knows who is doing it. >> reporter: the fall milies ofl three victims say they don't want to see anymore suffering. >> i hope he finds it in his heart to turn himself in and not continue. he needs to stop. >> reporter: this is a community on-edge. overnight, officers heard gunshots in the area. it turned out to be a drug deal. but as you can understand, people here feared it may have
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been victim number four. savannah? matt? >> kerry sanders, thank you. bill o'reilly going on offense, defending himself in the wake of sexual harassment allegations he faced. kate snow with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning. bill o'reilly says he's hamstrung because he can't comment on any case that's been, as he put it, resolved. he said he resolved three cases, while he was at fox news. half the number of settlements "the new york times" is reporting. >> am i mad at god? yeah, i'm mad at him. i wish i had more protection. >> reporter: overnight, bill o'reilly firing back on his podcast. >> if i die tomorrow and i get an opportunity, i'll say, what did you guys work me over like that? didn't you know my children were going to be punished and they're innocent. >> reporter: and fired up on glenn beck's radio show monday. >> i'm not going to run and hide because i didn't do anything wrong. >> reporter: o'reilly slamming a
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"new york times" report that he reached a $32 million settlement with fox legal analyst lis wiehl in january. >> i've been in the broadcast business for 43 years, 12 different companies. never one time was there any complaint filed against me. >> reporter: one of o'reilly's former colleagues tells a different story. >> o'reilly's suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. i know because i complained. >> reporter: nbc's megyn kelly said she wrote an e-mail to fox news executives last year, complaining that o'reilly was shaming women to shutting the hell up. >> perhaps he didn't realize the message his criticism sends to young women across this country, how men continue to view the issue of speaking out about sexual harassment. >> reporter: o'reilly spoke to "times" reporters last week before the article of the settlement was published. >> we have physical proof that this is bull [ bleep ].
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bull [ bleep ]. okay? so, it's on you if you want to destroy my children further. all right? because it's all crap. >> reporter: according to "the new york times," at least five other settlements involved allegation against o'reilly at fox news. 21st century fox, says it knew of o'reilly's settlement with wiehl, but not the financial terms. saying they fired him after other allegations surfaced two months later. the company says it has taken steps to transform the culture and change the leadership at fox news. and federal investigators are investigating whether fox violated law in paying out settlements and clonot disclosi them to investors. >> i'm terrified. and i don't know why i'm about to cry. >> reporter: juliet huddy settled one of those cases and spoke to megyn kelly. >> people have regrets when they
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sign nondisclosure agreements. >> reporter: huddy is a growing chorus, not just against o'reilly but a list of powerful men. ing aization o'reilly said on monday, if he had to do it over general, he wouldn't have settled and signed nondisclosure agreements because in his view, women are violating those agreements now. savannah? matt? >> thank you very much. let's turn to mr. roker. we're going to get our first check of the weather right now. >> we had severe weather making its way into the east. look at what's going on overnight in the carolinas. trees coming down. we had tornado damage. we had massive flooding making its way. this is north carolina. you can see the damage that happened there. we saw damage in south carolina, as well. this is all part of a front that is bupushing through. it's going to have a cold front stretching from canada into florida, pushing on and bringing in the risk of severe weather, for 30 million people.
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damaging wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour. isolated tornadoes possible. as this moves through this afternoon, on into tonight, and moves continually into wednesday, through new england, there's a threat of flooding because it's a slow-moving front. we're looking at rainfall amounts from three to five inches, from new jersey up to new england. could have rainfall rates from an inch to an inch good morning, i'm first
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alert meteorologist krystal klei. we've seen showers and already strong winds through the morning hours that will continue through the rest of the morning. a break in the rain is possible around 10:30, 11:00 a.m. then another round of showers possible. an isolated thunderstorm could roll through. the strongest storms that may turn severe sfwarts 2:00. you see the line moving through new jersey, it will extend through 2:00 to the shore. things will drive overnight. >> a little windy out there. >> like "wizard of oz" stuff out there. there. coming up, new developments in the trial of two women charged with murdering kim jong-un's brother. they were taken back to the crime scene this morning. and george clooney and matt damon opening up to natalie about the harvey weinstein scandal and what they knew about his behavior. his behavior. where this goes here and a
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windy during the day and die down overnight. gusts about 25 nierps foilds, millville. 20 in dover although that was 50 miles per hour only awe few hours ago. around 30 mile-per-hour ghufts lanetown. some damage is wind possible as we go through your morning and afternoon. here's the severe weather threat scale. damaging wind and flooding is the highest risk we're looking at. getting to work or school could be meissy. jess? >>. the 42 freeway at creek road. here is the southbound side. seeing southbound traffic. this is coming away from the walt whitman bridge area and moving further into new jersey, deptfo deptford. a scene schedule here. >> that's going to do it for us now.
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we're back, now, 7:30 on a tuesday morning. look at the rain on the lens overlooking manhattan. come down to ground level. i don't know if we can get close enough. those people are sheltered by the building. but just around the corner from them on 49th street, it is howling and turning umbrellas inside-out. hoda is going out there shortly. we'll begin this half-hour with your overnight headlines. take a look. >> sneak attack. new information emerging about that deadly ambush in niger that killed four american soldiers. as nbc news learns their deaths may have been the result of a
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setup. >> we owe the families as much information as we can find out about what happened. wild weather coast-to-coast. severe storms tearing through the carolinas, flooding streets and ripping roofs off buildings. out west, a triple-digit heat waves brings fire fears up and down california. teens throwing rocks from an overpass, killing a passenger in a vehicle below. >> it's not a prank. it's second-degree murder. i don't think anybody is laughing. primed and ready, amazon announces 238 cities and regions have bid to be the home for its second headquarters. and honoring a hero. a vietnam veteran is given the medal of honor for risking his life to save dozens of his soldiers during a dangerous operation.
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>> that's the thought process soldiers go through. do something. don't just sit there. >> today, tuesday, october 24th, 2017. there's new developments of the murder trial getting worldwide attention. two women are accused of using attention for using a nerve agent on the attack of kim jong-un's half-brother. they were taken back to the scene of that crime. nbc's chief global correspondent, bill neely, has more on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it was a killing that shocked the world, of the man who might have been north korea's leader. this morning you say, two women were taken back to the scene of the crime. all part of a trial that's revealed new video and new details of a murder in broad daylight. eight months ago, these two women smeared poison on a man they didn't know. today, they were back at the
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airport and in body arm eaor fo their own protection. at issue, did they know what they were doing. these are the last moments of kim jong-un's brother. he's been poisoned with a nerve agent. he's not moving. in minutes, kim jong-nam will be dead. if convicted, the two women may pay with their lives. one wore a laugh out loud t-shirt for the attack. both told the court, they thought it was a prank for tv. the key questions, were the women trained assassins or innocent pawns of north korean agents. how did they identify kim jong-un's brother? and how did they obtain vx nerve agent? the women are the only people on trial. four north koreans have been charged. the men, seen here with one of the women who is laughing. all four suspected intelligence
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agents. with code names like mr. y. and grandpa. none have been arrested. all fled the country for north korea within hours of the killing. north korea denies involvement in the crime. the whole incident has been shown in court in full. the video shows the last moments of kim jong-nam's life, arriving here in the cream jacket, relaxed at malaysia's main airport. causing to check his flight. as his killers, the two women, close in. suddenly, from behind, sneerism his face with vx nerve agent. kim begging for help, saying it's painful, before collapsing. vx was found on his clothes and face. in his eyes, his blood and his vit vital organs. the women fled to separate bathrooms. each had half of the lethal
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dose. the killing meant this is how kim returned to north korea, in a cargo hold. one thing is clear, this is one of the most bizarre murder plots in decades. and if what the women say is true, they didn't know they were actually killing someone, it is possible that north korean agents may get away with murder. carried out with a chemical weapon at an international airport. matt, savannah? >> bill neely, thank you very much. let's head to mr. roker and a check of the weather. >> heading out west. not a lot of great news for our friends in southern california. red flags for 18 million people, from ventura down to south of san diego. hot, dry, gusty winds. high pressure over the deserts. lower pressure over the ocean. and that flow of air brings in hot, dry, desert air. it comes down the mountains, compresses and gets hotter and faster as it descends. and we see all that heat. we could be looking at a world
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the 20 years he's known weinstein, this is the first he's hearing of sexual misconduct. >> what were the rumors you heard? >> most of the rumors i knew, were from harvey himself. i had an affair with in actress or that actress. somebody knew. there were people that brought young actresses to his hotel room. whoever had that story and didn't write it, should be responsible. i want to know what kind of ad dollars were spent from the weinstein company and miramax. we should have known this. this is violating women. this is assault. this is -- this is silencing women. >> are you angry then? >> i'm furious. yeah. he's mean to work with. i knew that for a fact. but the idea that he's, you know, committed these kinds of atrocities. i want to know who knew. >> reporter: in 1997, harvey weinstein's miramax produced
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matt damon and ben affleck's film "good will hunting." >> i knew the gwyneth story. we worked on "ripley." but ben had told me about it. at that point, harvey was incredibly respectful of her always. >> is there some part of you that wish you had called him out or asked him? >> i don't know what i would have done, you know? i heard from ben, who heard from gwyneth that this happened. >> reporter: hearsay. >> he was a bully. he was intimidating. that was part of who he was. and i've been reading these stories because i am wracking my brain, did i see something? could i have known something? is there something i would have done? >> reporter: julianne moore said she was 29 when she first worked with weinstein. but she was never alone with
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him. >> i think it's important when we discuss this thing, rather than being salacious conversation, this is criminal behavior. that's the most important thing. rather than continue to discuss what we -- what could have happened or whatever, what if, what if. i think it's important to think. >> what can we do now? >> reporter: what needs to happen? >> what can we do to prevent it? what can we do to speak to people that it's not okay? they will have support. people will be taken to task. >> the one great thing about this, is i think that women are seeing their voices are not going to fall on deaf ears. their favoices have a lot of power. he was the most powerful guy in hollywood. >> what do you think needs to happen to harvey now? >> i hope that he's prosecuted for some of these things. i hope some of the charges stand. >> reporter: matt, what about you? >> yeah. he's got to face justice. he's got to face what he's done. >> as another alleged accuser is
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set to come forward today and tell her story, weinstein's team maintains that he denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex. and claims there were never acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. "subu "suburbicon" opens on friday in theaters. let's turn to see what dylan is working on in the orange room. >> coming up next, a twitter >> coming up next, a twitter "volatile markets." >> coming up next, a twitter something we all think about as we head into retirement. it's why brighthouse financial is committed to help protect what you've earned and ensure it lasts. introducing shield annuities, a line of products that allow you to take advantage of growth opportunities. while maintaining a level of protection in down markets. so you can head into retirement with confidence. talk with your advisor about shield annuities from brighthouse financial established by metlife.
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director james comey. he kept a low profile after his firing back in may. until it is confirmed he is behind a previous twitter account. comey tweeted an image of himself, in iowa. on the road back home. will try to tweet in useful ways. he has only tweeted six times total. the first was back in march. that was a meme of will ferrell. he then took a seven-month break before resurfacing last week. and not only did his post on monday confirm his identity, it led many to speculate that being in iowa in running shoes, means he will be running for president in 2020. journalists everywhere say he's running. trevor had a different idea. he writes, james comey is about to drop the hottest folk cover album. and just to keep things weird, someone added a picture of
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>> okay. we're going to do it right now. here we go.
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good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. we are tracking right now showers and spot storms rolling across the area. some of the storms are mostly steady to spot-heavy areas of rain. it's focussed over the central portions of our viewing area. we'll take a closer look. i've frozen our latest update to radar. you see exactly where it's falling. mercer county to new castle, chester county area, a tighter view shows we've got about the northern half of philadelphia county through ben salem and up to trenton and down to mt. laurel, cherry hill, spots of heavier rain. that's the yellow and orange you see. same deal in newark and up through kennett square to west chester and coatesville. scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue progressing east. they are not the end. we'll continue with the chances. more spotty in the morning, and then a line of storms may move through in the afternoon near new jersey. as for winds, gusting 25 to 30. >> thanks. you can count on nbc10 for
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latest forecast as the severe weather passes through our region. we will have weather updates every few moments. of course, at 8:25 and 8:55. you can always get the forecast specific to your neighborhood with your nbc10. i can't. and schools in burlington schools are closed. and something predicted on the 42 freeway at creek road, a southbound accident and fuel spill. southbound and massive northbound delays heading toward philadelphia. look at the schuylkill expressway, 95 and the blue route. these trips 12 to 15-minute trips. we're into the 40s on all of them. a big commute this morning. >> thanks. and this just in -- henwood middle school in darby borrow is closed because of an ongoing police investigation. we'll work to get more that.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, was it a setup. nbc news with new information on the ambush that killed four american soldiers in niger. were terrorists tipped off to their location. members of congress demanding answers. >> i have questions about the whole operation. i have questions why four men died. >> we're live at the white house. plus, sisterhood on "today." a look at the relationship between jenna bush hager and barbara bush, with the two people who know them best. >> they finally screwed up their courage and said, are you going to run for president? i'm seriously thinking about it,
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girls. you know, yeou're not as cool a you think you are. and -- ♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time ♪ >> darius rucker live in studio 1a, performing the single off his new album today. tuesday, october 24th, 2017. >> you came all the way from kentucky to meet who? >> matt and savannah. >> i'm with someone who has been watching the "today" show for a long time. >> 65 years. ♪ >> these guys were first in line and married for how many years? >> 42. >> all the way from iowa. i'm here with -- >> aloha from hawaii. ♪ >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." it's a rainy one out there. we are going out there. we're going to put our orange
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ponchos on and be out there. >> 20 minutes from now. and, please, clear up. >> we're a little wimpy. let's get right to your news at 8:00 this morning. a theory starting to take shape on how u.s. forces overseas were targeted for that ambush. kristen welker joins us with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. nbc news has learned that according to three u.s. officials briefed on the soldiers killed in niger, the emerging theory there was a sneak attack by terrorists, who were tipped off about a meeting between the u.s. forces and tribal leaders. this thursday, leaders are going to brief capitol hill. bob corker said he believes the military is being methodical in its approach. and you pressed corker on his previous comments when he said he was concerned that president trump could put the u.s. on the
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path to world war iii, given the mounting tensions with north korea. >> i think when you have the kind of issue that we're dealing with in north korea, where we have a very unstable leader there, when you send out tweets into the region to raise tensions. when you kneecap, which is what he's done -- publicly, when you kneecap your secretary of state, whose diplomacy you have to depend upon to bring china to the table, to do the things that need to be done, back channeling to north korea, when you kneecap that effort, you move our country into a binary choice that could lead to a world war. >> reporter: the president will head to capitol hill later today, to talk to republicans about passing tax reform. corker, who has become a recent critic of president trump's, called today nothing more than a photo op. >> kristen welker. thank you. also this morning, the american woman rescued after five harrowing years of hostage
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to taliban militants, is telling more about her ordeal. joe fryer has that story. >> reporter: caitlin boyle sent one of her statements in an e-mail. now, in her first interview, she is speaking out, she says, to correct some of the stories that have been circulating about her and her husband. this morning, caitlin coleman is setting the record straight, providing details about her time in captivity. she was kidnapped with her canadian husband, joshua boyle, in 2005. the couple was held for five years by the taliban, before their rescue by pakistani forces. in an interview by "the toronto star," she said she and her family was held in both afghanistan and pakistan. and claims made by islamabad and washington that they were rescued after crossing the
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border into pakistan were false. we were not crossing into pakistan that day. we had been in pakistan for more than a year at that point. joshua boyle said he and caitlin went to afghanistan to help the afghan people when they were kidnapped. the boyles have three children, all born in captivity. two sons, ages 4 and 2, and a 6-month-old daughter. calling the couple reckless for traveling in afghanistan while she was pregnant and having more kids in captivity. she tells "the toronto star," we didn't know if we would have that opportunity when we came back. it was unprecedented, we could only say we will be here for a year or six months. joshua boyle said a fourth child, an infant daughter was killed in captivity. but caitlin said she had a forced abortion, in retaliation of her husband's refusal of efforts to recruit them. they were very angry because
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joshua was asked to work with them and he said no. the taliban last week issued a statement, refuting the claims, saying she miscarried naturally. coleman says all three of her children, including her 6-month-old daughter who slept in her lap for part of the interview, have been undergoing tests at the hospital and are adapting to a life free from captivity. back to you guys. >> joe, thank you very much. we turn to hoda. and she gives us something to brighten up the day. >> this might warm up the heart. a high school runner made a sacrifice during a cross country race in utah. this was the state championship meet. shawn roush was 200 yards from the finish line, when his teammate breaks his shin bone. he was in agony. he turned back and hauled blake on his back, telling him, we are family. we are a team. at one point, an official reminded shawn that touching
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another run will get you both disqualified. but he keeps going. he puts him down just before the finish line, so he gets to hop across. shawn will have another chance to run with his team at the regional meet in arizona. he said, we're brothers. we've run thousands of miles together. and we're like that. >> not disqualified in life. that's one of the great life lessons. that's terrific. hoda, nice. a lot more straight ahead this morning, including the funny way that blake lively just got even with her husband, ryan reynolds. and we are celebrating sisterhood with the bush twins. and melissa rivers opens up about the unique band she shared with her mom. and darius rucker is treating us to a live perfor there's no one i'd rather... hit the road with. no one i'd rather have dinner and a movie with. no one i'd rather lean on. being in love is an amazing thing. being in love with your best friend...
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>> her first time watching "trending." >> i was on the "today" show. >> i heard. >> you do not own -- >> a television. >> wow. >> what? >> matt introduced himself to her and said he was a producer on the show. >> all right, guys, "trending" topic, what is your star sign? >> we're sagittarius. >> we should have said that in unison. >> together? >> we're sagittarius. >> hoda and kathie lee can teach you how to say things at the same time. are you into it in are you into astrology. an article in "the new york post" says astrology is becoming more popular with millennials. and some believe the fate is in the stars. are you a faithful reader of the horoscope? >> i like to read mine. >> do you believe it? >> yes. when it is generally the best. >> we're adventurous. only the good things, do i
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believe. >> i'm a capricorn. my sister is, too. we're polar opposites. we can't have the same things happening because we're so different. >> when i first started dating brian, he's a sagittarius and he's a leo. and leos and sagittariuses get along really well. >> all my best friends are leos, including hoda, and -- >> al, you're -- >> i'm a leo. >> and leo also. wow. >> we're capricorn. and you showed me the horoscope for today, and it said we're about to figure out the piece of a very interesting puzzle. >> we've been working on the puzzle. >> read leo. >> do something different today. something that challenges your mind to such an extent that you forget about your worries. if you can't think of what that should be, let friends and family guide you. >> don't drink on the show and
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see how that goes. >> good chat. >> what about sagittarius? >> let me do it really quick. >> they are our guests. >> if you have to criticize someone today, do so in a way that does not have a negative away on their fragile self-confidence. sometimes you're a bit blunt in your opinions, jenna. it says jenna right now. >> we should have heard that. >> that is not -- >> let's leave it on that, okay. >> thank you. >> good way to end. "pop start" now? >> let's begin with billy joel. the 68-year-old singer aerowife, alexis, just welcomed their second child. was it a boy or girl? ♪ uptown girl >> their daughter was born on sunday. this is billy's third child. mom and baby are doing great. congratulations to the joel family. now, to blake lively.
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remember when ryan reynolds said happy birthday to his wife. happen by birthday to my wife. and he posted this picture. here's her tweet. that's ryan dposling, along with a slight glimpse of her husband. right back at you. and sam smith. sam stopped by "ellen" and told her about his haunted house. it's 300 years old. and he hears crazy things at night, including ghosts. so, ellen decided to make him feel at home. you feel like there's somebody right next to you and staring at you. and nothing in you is frightened by that? >> oh, god. >> that -- oh, my god. i thought it was going to come out of this. i was waiting for it to come out of this.
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>> it doesn't get any better. and that's your "pop start." >> that's a cool woman. let's go to "daly click." french president manuel macron, was holding a government meeting when his dog, nemo, decided to take care of business on his own. keep your eye on the background. >> no. >> yes. >> yikes. >> oh, dear. >> nemo relieved himself right there on the ornate fireplace. but macron shrugged it off. they just adopted the black lab in august. clearly, he is just marking his territory. >> couple of logs. >> just saw it in your eye. just keeps getting better. >> in front of the bush twins, you said that? >> in honor of them. >> i told you, we do important
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work. we're going to have more with jenna and barbara. first, the weather with mr. roker. >> got a lot going on. you thought maybe things have calmed down in the tropics. not so fast. we have invest 93l. north at 2 miles per hour. 50% chance of forming in the development zone here. we're going to be watching this carefully. we have a risk of severe weather today in the northeast. 30 million people, gusts of 55 miles per hour. and isolated tornados. red flag warnings for 18 million people out west. hot and dry gusty winds up to 60 miles per hour. fires could spread rapidly when they start the high pressure over the desert. lower pressure over the oceans. and that brings in the hot, dry desert air. and it makes for a dangerous situation. the air getting hotter and dryer. you can see temperatures, probably record-setters, from camarillo down to san antonio --
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make that san diego, for excessive heat warnings today. good morning, i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. we've seen some showers and strong winds through our morning hours but will continue the rest of the morning. a break in rain is possible until late morning hours, 10:30, 11:00 a.m. another round possible and isolated thunderstorms roll through. the strongest storm that might turn severe by 2:00, the line through new jersey. it will extend through new jersey and the shore until 6:00, 7:00. things will start to dry overnight. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget, running out the door, take us with you. siriusxm, home of the hoda show. now, to the launch of a special series, "sisterhood" celebrating a really knew yew neek bo
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unique bond. >> it coincides with a release of a book by jenna bush hager and barbara bushel. >> they're going to share some stories. let's hear from the two people that probably know jenna and barbara the best, their parents. >> their grandfather was vice president when they were born. and a television camera showed up. and this is what is so pitiful, i tried to smile for the television camera, after just having a cesarean delivering twins. >> that's a lot of information to be sharing on the "today" show. when my dad came to midland, texas, the girls were like 3 years old. and it was a political rally because he was the vice president. jenna kept flirting with the crowd. maybe lifting her skirt. >> i think she did lift her skirt. >> trying to get a laugh. barbara was taking it all in. was an on serber.
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barbara is reserved and jenna is outgoing, as an indication of their little personalities. first of all, there were a lot of roomers. they were old enough to pick up on the rumors. they finally screwed up their courage and said, are you going to run for president? i'm seriously thinking about it, girls. and they said, you're not as cool as you think you are. that's probably true. and one of them said, you're not going to win. even if i don't, we'll have a great family. and finally, jenna looks at me and says, go ahead and run and ruin our life. jenna wouldn't be on the "today" show had i not had such warm relations with nbc during my presidency. i was thrilled. i knew she would do a good job. i never tried to put my aspirations on them. my attitude about life was, we'll get you as good an education as we can get, and then, get out of the nest and
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make a life for yourself. and both girls have. they're great contributors. makes me very proud. here's my version. henry says, kind of awkwardly at camp david, can i come by and see you? and i went, yeah, henry, but i'm going to be taking a nap. come by at 3:00. he comes in all duded up. and he says, sir, i want you to know i love your daughter a lot. i said, henry, are you here to ask for her hand in marriage? he said, yes, i am. i side, fine, go tell laura. he said, i had four other talking points. >> he wanted to keep talking. >> he had his speech worked out. we were thrilled. he's a wonderful man. ♪ >> i hope that they just continue to have the great life they've already had. and that they help people, which they already both have. >> when your child is successful in helping others, makes you feel great. i mean, that's kind of what
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parenting is all about. we're very proud of our girls. >> we got a tearfest here. >> i know. >> jenna and barbara, welcome. congratulations on this book. i know how hard you both worked on it. and it's not one of those. it's not a political memoir. it's not one, let's be safe. you really pour your hearts out. whose idea was it? why did you decide to do this? >> i think it was both of our ideas. we talked about it. i was pregnant with poppy. and we talked to mila about how lucky she was going to be to have a baby sister. and we realized how empowered we felt because we had each other, in the big moments, like the inauguration, when we were wearing high heels when we were too young. and in small moments, we always had each other. and it felt really empowering. >> we love having jenna around. and you're always in the middle. you're always performing. i was cracking up at one of the
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stories. it said you wanted to perform at the republican convention. you were 9 years old. >> she had a whole routine. she was desperate to be in "les miserables" for the majority of her life. but she wanted to sing "put on a happy face" at the republican convention. and she performed for her family at lunch. >> who said no? >> my grandmother thought it would be better that she didn't. >> after the skirt-lifting situation. >> it was after. >> there were a lot of funny stories in the book. you talk about -- never to write about war, especially when your dad is the one that took this country to war in afghanistan and iraq. but you tell a personal side of that. you're at yale. you're meeting with a professor's assistant. >> right. yes. i did go to meet with one of my t.a.s at yale. and i hadn't been getting great grades in the class. they were fine.
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but i went to meet with her to find out how to be better. she said to me, i'll give you an "a" if your dad doesn't go to war in iraq. for me, i shouldncouldn't have the feeling in the country. >> how was it to hear those words? >> i saw my teacher as an authority figure and thought she would have seen me as just a student. and so, it was uncomfortable, for sure. but something that definitely kind of taught me how you use your position well if you're in a position of power. >> you write in the book, you talk about that. you talk about some hard things. you talk about some funny things. jenna, we enjoy discussing your arrest record on this show. >> i was never arrested. >> you were not. but you -- >> detained. >> you talk about that funny story when you had the margarita and you tried to show a fake i.d. what your dad said to you, when you woke up the next day. and you called your dad and you
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said, what he said to you, is the beginning of any manual for presidential children. tell us about that. >> we weren't that smart. i think we were told, you can be normal. and we were. we had a very normal childhood. we didn't realize what it meant to be a president's daughter. there's no guidelines. and we just acted the same way, which included ordering a margarita, which was stupid because people recognized us. we know that wasn't smart. but afterwards i called my dad. and i said i am sorry i embarrassed you. and he said, i'm sorry. i told you be normal. that isn't what you can be. you can't be what we thought. and it was embarrassing. but it was a great lesson in parenting that you have to allow your children to make mistakes. and we made pleasant nty. >> you both talked at this book party. and i looked at you and think you're very different. your dad alluded to that.
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what ways are you more different and what are you the same? >> we are very similar. >> we get joy out of the same things. we like having a full, adventurous life and loving people. there's a lot that's very similar. >> i think the difference is, barbara -- >> she's a performer. [ laughter ] >> and barbara is my audience. and it's been a great one. >> can't say it better than that. jenna and barbara, congratulations. sisters first. we'll be back with megyn the next hour. we'll look forward to that. if you want to learn more about the book, "sisters first," go to today.com/shop. >> and you're coming to see me. >> and i promised barbara some fun. let's go over to dylan. >> guys, it's rivers and rucker here in the orange room.
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right now pockets of rain, they were over philadelphia, since moved to the north. still some yellow and orange indicating spots of heavier rain falling. there's a closer look, kind of a double spot we're looking at. zoom in first to mercer county. areas of yellow and orange, these are the areas steady to heavy rain, falling rain. some of those roadways are going to be slick and you might get ponding. from newcastle to chester county to pottstown, king of prussia,
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heavy rain there. the red color heavy rain. first alert because low-lying areas might see flooding. another reason wind gusts will strengthen and continue in the strong territory as we go into the afternoon hours, 30 miles per hour, dipped a little in philly but i think they will stay on the gusty side throughout the afternoon. let's see the slow spots on the ride to work. jessica boyington has that. jessica. >> 95, heavy drive times around cotman avenue, southbound drive time, center city speeds down into the teens. watching the crash on the 42 freeway creek road and southbound side. >> thank you. fresh off monday night football win, eagles head to harrisburg, nbc with them to hear the message from lawmakers. see her live report on nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time, yeah ♪ we're back, 8:30, on a tuesday morning. the 24th day of october, 2017. the ponchos say it all. the umbrellas have gone in temporarily, which is nice. >> not bad right now. >> as we say hi to these nice people who have been braving bad weather all morning outside, take a look at what's happening inside. that's darius rucker getting ready for a live performance. and hoda has been singing that
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song all morning. >> when was the last time you did something for the first time? >> good. can't wait to hear darius sing it. >> wow. that was strong. that was very strong. >> the head cold. more news coming in the coming days. tomorrow, one of the industry's rising stars, khalid will be here. and then, thursday, niall horan takes center stage on our plaza. and friday, rachel platten will be here. >> that's a big week. before your crowd moment, can we look at charlie? >> oh, my gosh. >> oh. >> he's looking at me going, how could you do this to me? halloween, one week away. charlie is in the spirit, helping us count down to our extravaganza on the plaza. >> he's taking on the red baron. are you ready for your crowd moment? we have two couples.
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raise your hand if you're heather and ryan? and where is caitlin and josh? each of these couples are having a child in march. we're about to do a gender reveal for both of them. for heather and ryan, would you like to tell your friends and family what you're having? >> we're having a girl. >> all right. caitlin and josh, what are you guys having? >> we're having a boy. >> congratulations. thanks for letting us do that, you guys. >> so cute. >> a match made in heaven. >> congratulations. coming up, melissa rivers shares a new, intimate look at her mom's life. through the joan rivers' personal notes throughout her career. and peanut butter and jelly, every which way except sandwiches. a creative spin on a real classic. let's see what megyn is working on. >> i like the peanut butter right off the knife. right out of the jar.
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as long as no one can see me. we have a follow-up on our reporting about bill o'reilly and what happened to juliet huddy after she was here. >> we mind remind me not to hav butter at megyn's house. >> let's show you, starting with today, storms and windy conditions. record heat out west. strong winds around the great lakes. plenty of sunshine through the gulf. then, for tomorrow, we're looking at heavy rain, windy conditions in new england. the last really hot day out in the southern california area. that's good news. southern florida storms develop. look for showers in the pacific northwest. good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. we've seen showers and already strong winds for morning hours but will continue the rest of the morning. a break in rain is possible until late morning hours around
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10:30, 11:00 a.m. another round of showers is possible. isolated thunderstorm could roll through. strongest storms that may turn severe, that starts about 2:00. see the line moving through new jersey. it will extend through new jersey through the shore, 6:00, 7:00. things will start to dry overnight. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget. you can get weather anytime you need it. check out our pals on the weather channel, on cable. for 50 years, joan rivers' jokes were the talk of the town. her humor appealed to all sorts of generations. and she documented everything. scribbled on hotel stationary, to boarding passes. they are in her new book, "joan rivers confidential." shortly after your mom passedta. and you said it was like time was standing still.
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how does it feel? >> normal. it does not feel like -- it feels like ten years. some days it feels like yesterday. that's the normal grieving process. everybody expects me to have an elevated or heightened experience. grief is grief is grief. it doesn't matter if you're in the public eye or a private person, it goes at your own pace. >> your mom was a collector. >> as i said, rich people hoarding. >> she hoarded things. what was it like to go through the process of opening box after box and seeing these memories from her life? >> first of all, it's like, you've got to be kidding me. i have often said, i can't remember his name and i feel horrible because i'm a history major. the explorer that opened king tut's tomb. >> geraldo rivera. >> yeah, him. with the mustache. it was like chamber after chamber. no wonder we have extraordinary
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storage bills. >> did you learn from her? did you learn things about her that you didn't realize about your mom? >> she could have written on the dog and filed it, she would have. people keep saying, what did i learn? from the '70s-on it was my life, too. >> right. >> what i did learn is what a social commentator she was. >> sometimes she took heat for that. there's a quote in the book that says, no one is safe from her jokes. not friends, rockers, politicians. she said what was on her mind and didn't apologize. >> i wrote that quote. >> 850 jokes on elizabeth taylor alone? >> yes. >> did she regret anything she said? >> rarely. she knew when she went too far. one of the things i talk about in the book, she heard that willie nelson's daughter was upset about a joke. so, she pulled it immediately from her act. >> did she contact anybody and say i'm sorry? >> she didn't have to. anyone she did, she would reach out and say, i'm sorry. it was never my tension.
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and about "fashion police", too. when you're paid $20 million a picture and you're getting free clothes, lighten up. you can take a joke. >> her work ethic. can we talk about that for a second. you can accuse jones rivers of being a lot of things. lazy is not one of them. >> no. constantly working. constantly driven. i think because of constantly being told no. she told a story that the week before she went on "the tonight show," her agent said, you're too old. there's no point. it was years of slogging. and she felt if she took her foot off the brake for one minute, it was all going to go away. was that healthy? probably not. >> but it's not uncommon in hollywood. >> not uncommon. >> she was probably most proud of one role. >> grandma. >> grandma to cooper. >> i heard you were talking about teaching him to drive. i was watching. and cooper just passed his driver's test.
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you had no idea what use were in for, did you? >> no. it was challenging. how does your parenting style compare to your mom's? >> my mom's was much stricter with cooper than she was with me, which is crazy because i spent a good part of high school grounded. i don't know what house she and my dad were living in. i think -- she was a better parent than she was. i think i'm just different than she was, in the sense of, it's just generational. >> what is the one thing you and cooper talk about most often with your mom? >> he usually complains when i say no to things. grandma would let me. just that we miss her. he misses being on the east coast more. so, we're looking at colleges back east. just laughing. and she was such a sounding board for him. she was the one he went to when he was annoyed at me. now, as a 16-year-old boy, he
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would be on that phone all the time. i'm an endless source of annoyance. >> all kids need that outlet. melissa, it's good to see you. >> enjoy the book. it's fun. >> we appreciate it. she will be back with megyn kelly at the top of the hour. later with kathie lee and hoda. you can find out more on the book "joan rivers confidential" at today.com/shop. up next, a grown-up twist on a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. first, this is "today" on nbc. joseph, i'm steve. how are you?
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nice to meet you sir. nice to meet you. how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome.
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lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah. "today food" is created with our sponsor, smucker's. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. >> welcome back. we're here with "today food," putting new twists on an old favorite. it may be a lunchbox staple. but even adults can't hide their love for pb&j. if you put the bread aside,
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there's endless ways to enjoy the taste on the go. this is so smart. >> you're excited? >> this is so smart. you picture making it for your kid. putting it in the lunchbox. >> just pack it up. and for grown-ups, too. >> what are we making first? >> we're starting off with a peanut butter and jelly banana bread. two classics and one. you need peanut butter. we're using grape and crunchy. >> i polled people with grape or strawberry. most people said grape. >> the classic. >> got some eggs. bananas, of course. a little cinnamon, vanilla. >> what are we mixing up? >> we're going to start by making our swirl. our jelly. and then, we're going to add an egg white to it. this will give it a little body. >> got it. >> it will hold up really nice. while i'm doing this, you want to swirl up the dry ingredients.
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we have flour, baking soing sod cinnamon. we have really good stuff. we have bananas. the riper, the better. the ugly bananas. >> just peel them and pop them in the freezer. >> is this the peanut butter? >> that's the peanut butter? >> should we do smooth or crunchy? >> i like crunchy. if you don't want the little bits in there, just use the regular. >> vanilla extract. and a little bit of lemon juice, which is going to help with the rise. and nice, soft butter. >> you whip it with this? >> i like this spatula. it's strong. get that really good, until we get a smooth batter here. and this is our deli swirl. >> this is the big part. this is when it goes together. pb&j. >> add parchment paper. that jelly might burn in the
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corner. you do half of the batter. >> and this? >> a few dollops of there. >> and more of this. i want to do the fun thing. a little bit of this on top. and you swirl it. >> you swirl it while i taste. >> just use a little knife. going to bake so gorgeous. look at that. >> make me a quick empanada. >> little pie crust. little egg whites on the side. a little spoonful of creamy peanut butter. and if you want to do this. you want to brush a little egg on one of the finished ones. and sprinkle some sugar on top. >> how long do you cook these for? >> 15 to 20 minutes. you can do them warm.
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how great is that, right? yes. yes. >> so happy. a allehandra, thank you so much. up next, cannot wait for this. a live performance from darius rucker. first, this is "today" on nbc. he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county. on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side. ♪
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♪ start your day with a new hash brown scramble bowl from chick-fil-a.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> 8:47. we are back, now, with one of our favorites here on the "today" show. seriously. it says that. not just because of his golf swing. it's darius rucker. >> we really mean it. he's here to celebrate the release of his fifth country album, "when was the last time?" you got me thinking. when was the last time you did something for the first time? >> i got to play the apollo
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theater on thursday. >> what was that like? tell us. >> it was a bucket list. that was a dream come true. when i was a little kid, the apollo theater was everything. >> did you live up to it? >> it was more than i thought it would be. it was amazing. >> what did you play there? >> we played everything. we played for like two hours. >> you did? "wagon wheel" and the old ones. >> did old temptations songs. >> you're too young to remember any of this. now that that's crossed off of the bucket list, what's left on it? >> a lot of traveling stuff. when you tour, you don't get to see stuff. i would like to go around the world again. take the kids and see some places. >> that's cool. you do have -- we do talk about golf a lot. and you're getting time? or is this kind of all-consuming? are you working on your game behind my back? >> i'm working on my game behind your back. my son is a little golfer now.
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he's 13 now. >> father/son. nothing like that. >> nothing like that. >> ready to play? >> i'm always ready to play. >> let's hear it. ♪ ♪ you say you never danced to a dashboard singing r.e.m. under summer stars ♪ ♪ never leaned back on a jet black chevy ♪ ♪ blowing smoke rings in the dark ♪ ♪ you don't want to be a rumor, girl ♪ ♪ and i feel just the same well, i know that you don't know me well ♪ ♪ but we could make that change ♪ ♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time ♪ ♪ yeah, let yourself go follow that feeling ♪ ♪ maybe something new is what
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you're needing ♪ ♪ like a real life let your hair down, feel alive ♪ ♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time ♪ ♪ say you never drank from the bottle of some $2 wine ♪ ♪ run barefoot through the mud you never had the right kiss stoling from your lips ♪ ♪ while you watched the sun come up ♪ ♪ i know your friends are watching ♪ ♪ and they probably disapprove but give me just half a chance ♪ ♪ girl, i'm daring you ♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time ♪ ♪ yeah, let yourself go follow that feeling ♪ ♪ maybe something new is what you're needing ♪ ♪ like a real life
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let your hair down, feel alive ♪ ♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ now the way you're looking says you're leaving ♪ ♪ i hope i ain't reading you wrong ♪ ♪ 'cause the way you're shining i think you're thinking ♪ ♪ it's been way too long ♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, let yourself go, baby, follow that feeling ♪ ♪ maybe something new is what you're needing ♪ ♪ like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive ♪ ♪ when was the last time you did something for the first time ♪ ♪ yeah >> tell me, baby.
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♪ when was the last time ♪ you did something for the first time ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> darius rucker's new album "when was the last time" don't go anywhere. he will be with megyn later. and he will perform for kathie lee and hoda. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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al, doesn't it seem like it's birthday time? >> i think it is. let's bring out the smucker's and bring some sweet folks. helen gardner, is a proud business school graduate. she worked as a payroll clerk for 30 years. julia of hyde park, new york. she says the secret to longevity is occasionally eating a belgian
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waffle with a scoop of ice cream. happy 106 birthday to lorraine tillman, a proud grandma from north carolina. mr. mike saxon, a coal miner from carrollton, pennsylvania, serving his country during world war ii. venitia morgan. volunteered at the harlem hospital, taking care of babies for 20 years. and happy 100th birthday to claude nolan. this active guy and fedora wearer earned his tae kwon do black belt at the age of 77. >> will kick your butt. >> if you know someone having a milestone anniversary, tell us about them. thanks for grooming me. >> rolled in a toilet paper factory. >> i padded myself. they were like howler monkeys grooming me.
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>> dian fossey in the wood wood "gorillas in the mist." straight ahead on "megyn kelly today," much more with darius rucker and the bush twins. >> and a lot more of a quick a few minutes before 9:00. i'm tracy defenavidsondavidson. we have a first alert. let's get to krystal klei for details, the most accurate neighborhood forecast. krystal. >> what we're watching is pockets of heavier rain, these spots rolling across the area. this is what we expected to happening throughout our morning. some clouds for some people and periods of rain for others. take a closer look in the area,
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yellows and oranges, a little lightning coming down with the cell here moving past richland and up into the lehigh valley. allentown getting a good dose of rain and that extends to northampton county. heavier montgomery, upper bucks county. this is moving northeast, say the next half hour, hour, it will exit the area. more storms will generate throughout the daytime. not as strong, rain over westchester, wilmington, cumberland county. these pockets of rain will continue to move up to allentown. they will see rain for a while this morning. areas like philly and parts of south jersey, a break currently but more to come in the afternoon. that's when we could see severe weather. temperatures low, mid-70s. >> krystal, thanks. check with jessica boyington. >> cameras around passyunk
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avenue, center city, just a standstill. wilmington a crash southbound on delaware avenue. we're seeing really big delays moving delaware from pa side and watching the accident on 42 freeway southbound in jersey right around creek road. former district attorney in philadelphia faces sentencing. investigators follow the investigation into williams every step of the way. they will be there when he lerps his fate today. watch our live report nbc 10 starting at 4:00 this afternoon and we'll post it on our app.
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this morning on "megyn kelly today" -- more on our exclusive reporting into the bill o'reilly sexual harassment settlements. are you scared today? >> i'm terrified. i'm actually terrified. >> wait until you hear what happens next. then, the bush daughters are here, sharing fun, family facts from their new book. did you know their mom was a closet hippie? what? and melissa rivers, and joan rivers' secret joke stash. what you haven't heard from the legendary comic. plus, secrets. a mom keeps a life-shattering secret. today, she speaks out. all that and more. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. hi, there.

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